Feb 5, 2019
Professional triathlete Richard Wygard is our special interview guest on Episode 1472 of The Livin' La Vida Low-Carb Show.
Richard Wygand is the president of The go Luke Wygand Foundation and former professional triathlete. In 2004 Richard lost 100 pounds, quit smoking, and became a professional triathlete. After racing for 12 years Richard became a Dad in 2016 after winning his first full distance triathlon. Richard's son was born with an unexpected muscle condition called nemaline myopathy. Richard retired from racing Ironman to dedicate himself to advocating for his son's cause. So far Richard has done a 24 hours paddle-boarding challenge and is about to do a rowing marathon to raise awareness. Richard recently found a way to carry Luke's breathing machine and they started to run together.
Listen in today as Jimmy and Richard discuss:
Richards's journey from low-fat vegan to keto
Competing in and training for Ironman
Racing on Keto
His son's rare muscle condition
How he changed his son's diet and what that has meant for him
The role of fitness
Stress and depression and their affects on your health
Adjusting to life with a disability
His YouTube documentary A dad on a mission- From Ironman to Fatherhood
The go Luke Wygand Foundation